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cool start. get ready to feel a chill when you step out this morning. meteorologist tom kierein says the temperatures will warm up quickly. police have locked up another mananted for the robbery at the university of maryland. you might call them book bugs. the library system has a case of bedbugs. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on tuesday, the 21st day of september, 2010. beautiful sight. the sun beginning to show its light around here. kind of a beautiful sky of in the horizon. 58 degrees right now. let's find out what kind of day we're going to have. >> there's a chill in the air. >> there is. temperatures will quickly climb. we ought to make it into the 70s by late morning. near 80 by afternoon.
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shenandoahalley to interstate 95. 40s most locations. right in washington, upper 50s. and right near the wat is low 60s. inland, eastern shore now, low 50s. out of the mountains of western maryland, many locations in the 40s right now. and we have a clear sky than to high pressure nosing down from ontario that will be with us throughout the day today with plenty of sunshine. wming us to near 80 degrees with the strong, late september sun. tomorrow, winds shifting into the southwest will bring in summer like warmth. near 90 tomorrow afternoon. lots of sun. after midnight wednesday night through midday thursday, a chance of a passing shower as the warm front comes through. warm temperatures again thursday afternoon and friday afteoon near 90 degrees. jerry, how is the traffic? >> tom, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard.
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it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being
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investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of international troops killed in the country this month to 32. this morning the search is on for what happened to a man ound dead just blocks from the u.s. capitol. csx workers found a man's body near the track near second street and east street southwest late las night. police say the body may have been on the tracks for a few days. the body is described as that of a blk man in his 40s or 50s. at this point police don't know how he died. this morning another break in the spring of robberies that has the univsity of maryland community on alert. police have now arrested a second man wanted in connection with one of those attacks in college park. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us live with more on this. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, joe.
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there have actually been several robberies surrounding the university of maryland the last couple weeks. police are making progress. following that crime, police say the suspect used one of the victim's credit cards in a convenience store. that's where this surveillance was taken. police have been able to use that videotape to identify the robbers. yesterday they arrested 21-year-old andrew hillox. he's toward the rear of the convenience store. last week they arrested 19-year-old chenor jah. investigators are still looking for the third suspect seen in the video. students at the university of maryland have received veral safety alerts in recent weeks, following a string of robberies. there have been six such crimes since august 8th. it's unclear if some of those crimes are related. the most recent happened early
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sunday morning at the parking lot of the college park shopping center. in some cases the suspects had been armed with guns. in other cases they have assaulted their victims before robbing them. and some of the victims have been university of maryland students. others were just people who were in tharea. people are being urged to be extremely careful, especially between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. joe, back to you. >> megan mcgrath reporting live. thanks very much, megan. a middle and high school wrestling referee is in big trouble this morning, accused of possessing child poography. he is charged with 10 counts of child pornography. investigators say they found pictures laid out on a table at his home in june asirefighters inspected the residence for fire damage after a fire broke out in his neighbor's town home. neighbors say they are shocked by his arrest. >> at first we thought it was hoarding.
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>> at least one noticed an unusu level of poli activity. >> we saw a bunch of police going in there. a bunch were sitting here, waiting and waiting and waiting and they came out with probably seven to nine box of stuff. . the charm card debuts today. it may be a cheaper option even for commuters on metro. it can be used on all of maryland's mta, bus, subway and light rail systems. but the card will alsoe accepted on metro and some regional bus systems, including ride on and the fairfax connector. in turn, smart trip cards will be accepted wherever charm cards will be accepted. but they will cost only $2.50. that's half the price of the smart trip card. they can be purchased online or cvs and giant stores for $10. that means you'll end up with $7.50 preloaded for fares on the card. and this morning the commute is looking easier for riders of the bus in prince george's
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county. operators say most of its bus routes are back in service. about 100 drivers went on strike looking for better heating insurance, lunch breaks and better pay. the bus is currently using drivers from other jurisdictions. the federal reserve is set to meet today and continue working on ways to strengthen our economy. the meeting comes as the national bureau economic research announced that the recession is over. they actually say the 18-month-long recession ended in june 2009. many americans are upset with the assessment and voiced that frustration to president obama during a cnbc town hall yesterday. >> i voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningf way for the middle class. i'm one of those people. i'm waiting, sir. i don't have it yet. >> i can describe what's happening to the ecomy ovall, but if you're out of work right now, the only thing that you're going to be hearing is when do i get a job. >> the president also challenged republicans to say how they would cut spending and taxes
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without cutting programs like social security. coming up, what the federal government is calling a national epidemic that is jeoparding your safety on the road. the comments from former president jimmy carter raising a few eyebrows around town. how he compared himself tother presidents. 6:08 is your time now. 62 degrees. nice day out there. and we have breaking news on the beltway in northern virginia. your weather and traffic togeer on the ones are nt at 6:11. stay with us. adventure runs on dunkin', with our egg white breakf.
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weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. :11. meteorologist tom kierein. down into the 40s. right near washington and near the bay. afternoon highs near 80 with lots of sun. near 90 come with a southwesterly breeze and lots of sun. thursday, partly sunny, upper 80s to near 90. might get a shower through midday thursday. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. how is the traffic? >> following breaking news which will have a big affect for folks in virginia. chopper 4 over the scene of the beltway crash. this is the inner loop of the beltway northbound on the beltway tween i-66 and route 7. there were four cars involved right now. you can see the right side is blocked. delays are huge.
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we'll show you this is at least where the backup begins before this point actually. inner loop of the beltway and route 50. generally, if you normally travel from springfield to 66 and tysons, it's terrible on a good day. this is going to make it much more difficult because on the inner loop of the beltway, again, the right side is blocked. stay to the left to get by. and it's ugly out there. also, this will affect 66 eastbound trying to get to the beltway. soheast looks like authorities just moved the accident out of the roadway. good news there. pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue, evything reopened. out to the rails, we're lking g. joe, eun. >> jerry, thank you. >> thank you, jerry. >> 6:12. 57 degrees. big vote taking place today to are he peel the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. they are creepy, they are crawly. now bedbugs invaded one local county's library system. it is getting hot on christine o'donnell. what one group says shdid with
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there's a new push to crack down on distracted drivers. officials va ward it's not safe to talk on phones and do other tasks. the results could be deadly. tracee wilkins is out with details of a new study. >> reporter: we have adopted a culture that is extremely dangerous for us when driving and they want to see that cultur change. more than 5,000 people were killed and nearly half a million injured in accidents that
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involved distracted driving last year. government officials are caing it an 'epidemic. talking on a cell phone. trying or reading a text. behavior some say should not be tolerated. >> we want the way we got drunk drirs off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people buckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted driving. >> you're asking people to utterly alter the way they behave for a short time you're behind the wheel. th is a hugely challenging thing to do. >> reporter: according to aaa survey, we are drivers living with major contradiction. using cell phones while driving is dangerous. but 70% admit to still ing them while behind the wheel.
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80% suort a ban on texting but 24% knit to reading or sending texts withinhe last month. >> we know the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when police arresd them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people buckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted driving. >> reporter: federal officials are hoping when they get all the stakeholders in the room they can come up with better la and better technology to better deal with this issue. tracee wilkins, live in alexandria. back to you all in the studio. a problem starting to plague this cntry, bedbugs. now they have invaded a local library. an item returned to the book drop in frederick county, maryland contained signs of bedbugs. it shut down the book drop and late fines were forgiven.
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employees moved some material in carts from the building circulation room to a truck parked outside. they plan to let the sun heat up the truck's internal temperature to kill off all the bedbugs. meanwhile, the pests are invading several college,hotel, movie theaters, apartments and homes around the country. a two-day summit about bedbugs will begin today in chicago. more than a dozen entomlogists and other experts will be there. >> with millions of baby boomers at risk, adi says the u.s. needs a national plan like france, austria,ngland. it costs more than $600 billion year to care for people with alzheimer's around the world. researchers expect that number to nearly double in the next 20 years.
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today themilitary's don't ask, don't tell policy will take center stage up on capitol hill. senate democrats attached a repeal of the don't ask, don't tell law into a military spending bill. they say the law deprives the armed forces of capable soldiers. lifting the ban at a time when troops are fighting two wars would undermine mora. even if the vote passes, republicans may still introduce an amendment tis week that would remove the amendment from the defensebill. a new controversl claim against christine o'donnell. a deposit watch dog groups claims she used campaign money to pay her personal expenses. citizens for responsibility and ethics filed a complaint with the federal elections commission. o'donnell, a tea party favorite, denies she used campaign funds to pay two months of rent last year. this weekend she raised concern when an 11-year-old video surfaced showing her on the show politically incorrec
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in it she admitted to dabbling in witch craft and that one of her firs dates was with a witch on a satanic altar. former president jimmy carter is arifyi a statement he madduring an interview with nbc's brian williams. he claims he was superior to other predents. >> you were well off to the side on the right. and i thought to myself, there is a possible metaphor. what is it about you the wayou have decided to conduct your life in post presidency? do you feel listened to? do you feel that you receive your due? or do you feel, in fac apart from the crowd? >> no. i feel that my role as a former president is superior that of other presidents primarily because of the activism and the injection of working in
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intertional affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs. >> the former president later issued a statement saying, quote, what i meant was for 27 years the carter center provid me with superior opportunities to do good. 6:21 is our time now. time for traffic and weather on the ones. >> chill cancer start to the morning. you might need a sweater when you head out. >> look at the temperatures now. in fact, only in the mid and upper 40s in montgomery and fairfax county. low 50s in arlington and prince george's county. upper 50s in washington. near 60 by the bay. out of the mountains, much of pennsylvania only in the 40s. afternoon highs should claim to the 70s to near 80. ts of sunshine. tomorrow, southwesterly breeze will make it feel like summertime. upper 80s to near 90. not too humid. lo of sun. after midnight wednesday, thursday midday, we might have a passing shower. a dry pattern continues into the
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weekend. just a small chance sunday and morning. >> tom, we continue to follow breaking news wi an accident jamming things up big time this morning. the accident occurred on the inner loop of the beltway. between i-66 and rout 7. right now authorities are on the scene. you can see the two right lanes of the inner loop are blocked. two left lanes get by. delays reaching back towds springfield. it is also having a major effect for folks coming in on 66 because of the location of the accident being for a very difficult merge 66 inbound trying to get to the beltway. it's jammed from centerville on in. another problem on out on the west, see the flashing lights and the tractor trailer? this is 66 westbound near manassas. all the activity is toward the shoulder. eastbound it is drawing some attention. very through manassas and centerville crawling to the capital beltway.
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out othe rails we go. it might be a better option today if you can. metro rail, vre doing fine. mark, camden, six minutes behind schedule. 6:23 is your time now. 60 degrees. the little mistake that could have allowed you to win some money in the d.c. lottery. and new charges against the woman accused of splashing acid
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holy cow. shocking video this morning. this comes from brazil where more than 100 people were injured when those bleachers collapsed at a race cartrack. firemen say they were never asked to inspect the setup. look at that. they were never asked to inspect. of those injured, six people did
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experience several injuries. a woman admitting to splashg acid on her own face is facing charges. she initially claimed someone splashed acid her but later admitted she did it herself. her parents say she was trying to kill herself or at least get a new face. the charges come after a benefit raised $2800 for store row. her parents say the donations will be returned. store row is in a hospital recovering. a local wrestling official and firefighter is arrested. what police say they found inside his home. the security changes you'll see outside one of the busiest metro stops. 6:27 is your time now. 60 degrees. chilly start to your morning. tom will have your forecast straight ahead. and we have a major traffic problem in nor
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outside right now. it is 6:31. 60 degrees. crystal blue skies. just lovely out there. a little bit of a chilly start but nice day ahead. >> it feels like an autumn morning. the coolest morning we have had so far this early morning. it's just near 50 in arlington and prince george's county. only upper 50s. just near 60 near the water. elsewhere, west virginia, pennsylvania, most locations in t only in the 3 in new england. we'rfeeli some of that chill here wh hi presse pushing down from eastern canada through the mid atlantic states. clear sky. plenty of sun. it should get us up to near 80 by afternoon. and then cool tonight. not as chilly as this morning. warming up with a southwesterly breeze. it will keep it on the summery side. jerry, how is the traffic? >> we continue to follow breaking news where the accidt
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remains two right lanes remain closed. all this occurred on the inner loop of the beltway between i-66 and route 7. two left lanes get by. it's jammed leaving springfield all the way up. unfortunatel there is no shoulder because that's part of the construction zone there. we have to wait for the tow trucks to get there. can't move the cars out until the tow trucks arrive a pull them out completely. be forewarned. from springfield to 66 it is a nightmare. over on 66, because of the location of t accident, making for an extremely difficult merge coming in on 66 trying to get on to or beyond the capital beltwy. 66 delays begin centerville most of the way in. that, too, is a parking lot. drop down route 50. toll road. i think those will be much better options than sitting in this on 66. elsewhere at this hour, along i-270, earlier accident at i-70 and 270 is now cleared.
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that opened up the flood gates. we're crawling from frederick to urbana, hyattstown. travel lanes are open. metro and vre okay. mark, camden 841, 18 minutes behind schedul eun? >> jerry, thank you. this morning another break in the string of robberies in college park. police arrested a second man wand in the attac near the university of maryland. megan has more on this arrest. good morning, megan. >> reporter: well, good morning, there have actually been several robberies surrounding the university of maryland the last couple weeks. police are making progress. in one case, a crime that happened back on august the 8th. this surveillance video was taen at a convenience store following the robbery of two people near the campus of the university of maryland. one othe victims was a student. t pictures have helped police
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make another arrest in the case. yesterday officers picked up 21-year-old andrew hillox. he is seen in the video toward the back of the store wearing a blue shirt. police say t men used one of their victim's credit cards to buy items in the store. last week police arrested another man in the case, 19-year-old chenor jah. investigators are still looking for the third suspect seen in the video. stunts at the university of maryland have received several safety alerts in recent weeks llowing a string of robberies. there have been six such crimes since august 8th. it's unclear if some of the crimes are related. the most recent happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center. in some of the cases the suspects have been armed th guns. in other cases they have assaulted their victims before robbing them. and some of the victims were university of myland students. other cases, though, the victims
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were people who happened to be in the area. folks are being aske to be particularly careful when walking aound between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. back to you in the studio. >> megan mcgrath in college park. megan, thank you very few. middle and high school referee is accused of possessing child porp gravy. the only reason investigats made the discovery is a fire happened to break out at his neighbor's house. 51-year-old mark bargett is chargedwith 10 counts of child pornograp pornography. as firefighters inspected the residence for fire damage after a fire broke out in his neighbor's town use. they notified the police department. >> at first we thought it might have been hoarding. >> at least o noticed an unusualevel of police activity. >> we saw a bunch of police
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going in there. a bunch were sitting here, waitg and waiting and waiting and they came out with probably seven to nine boxes of stuff. >> aer a 3-month-old long, a warrant was issued charging him with 10 counts of child pornography. he has been paced on administrative leave. this morning the searchs on for what happened to a man found dead blocks from the u.s. pitol. csx workers found a man's body on the tracks near second street and east street late last night. police say the body may have been on the tracks for a few days. it is described as that of a black man in his 40s or0s. at this point police do not know if he was killed or died of natural causes. the defense department is revising plans to move security check points closer to the metro station and bus bays according to the washington examiner. it was in response to a shooting earlier this year. but that was protested saying it would limit access for the disaed.
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the new plan is to install four additional security checkpoints and one new screening facility. this morning we are staying on top of a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. two othe were injured in a crash, including a u.s. citizen. a nato official say the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated, but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in that are the deaths spring the number of international troops killed in that country this month to 32. some say it's safe. others say it sounds fishy. this rning the fda is discussing whether to allow genertically engineered salmon into stores. how you could have won a jackpot and not even known it. 60 degrs. beautiful fall like day. weatheand traffic coming up.
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right now it's 6:41. temperature, 58 in washington. near 60 by the bay. western suburbs, areas west of interstate 95, only in the 40s. highs today near 80 with lots of sun. warmer tomorrow. and then on thursday, a chce for a passing shower. hot on friday. a look at the weekend in10 minutes. we continue to follow breaki news. a major impact on this morning's commute with a crash on the inner loop of the beltway on the virginia si between i-66 and route 7. still the right side of the roadway blocked. two left lanes get by. betway delays leav sprifield and it is just crawling. 66 jammed up from well before fair oaks. most of the way center vil to the capital beltw because of a difficult merge trying to get on to the beltway from i-66.
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alternate routes, if you have them in your back pocket now is the time to pull them out and use them. let's head over to maryland, ken nellworth, both directions okay. ware getting reports of an accident up around college park on the beltway. keep a watch on that and keep you updated. out to t rails we go. metro, vre, a-okay. mark, camden 841 remains 18 minutes behind schedule. joe, eun. >> jerry, thank you. big meeting today that could result in stricter texting while driving laws. where bedbgs invaded a local brary. >>. also ahead, how and where you can bu a cheaper alternative to a sma
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it i a problem starting to plague this country. bedbugs. now they have invaded a local library. an item returned to the book drop in frederick county, ryland contained signs of bedbugs. the library shut down its book drop as a result and late fines were forgiven. employees moved material and carts to a truck parked outside. they plan to let the sun heat up the truck's internaltemperature to kill the bedbugs. meanwhile, the pests are invading several colleges, movie theaters, apartments and homes across the country. a two-day summit will begin today in chicago. more than a doz ent molgss and other experts will be there. a push to crack down on distracted drivers.
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officials long warned it'sot safe to text, read, eat, or paint your nails. today u.s. transportation officials hold distracting driver summit. tracee wilkins is live in alexandria and the latest study that studied the problem. reporter: good morning, joe. more than 5,000 driver have been killed. nearly half a million, nearly 100 million people have died or been injud in the accidents dealing with distracted drivers. officials are calling this an epid epidemic. distracted drivers were responsible for 15% of last year's crashes, some of them deadly. >> you have the phone, gps, radio, ipod integration. all these different tecologies that are coming into the phone. some that are built in and some brought into the vehicle themselves. >> reporter: how do you deal with distracted driving? today the department of transportation will meet with
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crash vishlgs law enforcement, safety advocates and industry to gure out solutions. >> you're basically asking people to utterly alter the way they behave for the short span of time they are behind the wheel. >> reporter: according to a new aaa survey, we are drivers living in major contradiction. 70% admit to still using them behind the wheel. >> we know the way we godrunk drivers off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people buckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's ere we want to be with distracted driving. >> more than 5,000 people have been illed. more than half a million injured in accidents involving
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distracted drivers. officials are saying this is an epidemic. they're hopingf they get all the folks together in one room they can come up with laws and also some other things that can helpo deal with this issue, including better technology for drivers. alexandria, tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> thanks very much. the charm card debuts today. it may be cheaper for commuters on metro. it can be used on mta, bus, subway and light rail system. but the card will also be accepted on metro and regional bus systems, including ride on and the fairfax connector. in turn smart trip cards will be accepted wherever charm cards are accepted. but the charm card will only cost $2.50, half the price. they can be purchased online or cvs and giant stores for $10, with $7.50 preloaded on the card. this morning the commute is looking easier for riders of the
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bus in prince george's county. operators of the bus say most are back in service. about 100 drivers went on strike last week looking forbetter health insurance, lunch breaks and better pay. if approved, genetically modified salmon could be on dinner plates next year. scientists can injt a growth hormone so they're ready for harvest sooner. even though studies show the process to be safe, some are concerned it will pose a problem for some with certain health conditions. >> whatever little data there is suggests there could be an allgy problem. and allergies can be serious and life threatening. >> if approved, salmon would be the first genertically engineerd animal approved by the fda. a decision is expectedn the
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next few weeks. courtney reagan joins us live with more on today's meeting. good morning. >> reporter: goomorning to you, eun. central bank meets tay and they are wrestling with how and when to boost the economy. they cannot lower interest rates anymore. it is at near zero. they will make an official announcement at 2:00 p.m. they could resume treasury bonds and mortgages. most experts believe they won't unveil any new action, at least not today. back to you. >> crtney reagan. courtney, thank you. if you bought a lottery ticket and still have it stashed away, give it a second look. d.c.ottery made a mistake on saturday's powerball drawing. 1-18-37-39-44. but the porball number was not what appears on the screen. it was 13, not 14 as first posted by ticket vendors. it turns out human error was to
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blame for some reason when the powerball number was sent to retailers, 14 was the number that was put in. still, somepeople were able to take advantage of that mistake. >> if they had the number 14, they went to cash the ticket, they got a win and they wouldn't have otherwise. we're grateful it wasn't worse. and i can tell you it will not happen again. >> the lottery shut down most of the day on sunday to fix that problem. could have been an expensive mistake. >> it could have been. time to get a check on the forecast. it's nice and cool out there, but things are heating up. >> this morning it's certainly feeling like an autumn morning. five minutes away from sunrise. just 5 at national airport. 50 at prince george's county. weather watchers checking in in calvert county. upper 40s there. upper 40s in many locations in virginia, maryland, as well as west virginia and into pennsylvania. and as we lookt the other temperatures where you see the
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dark green, it's 40s in western maryland, northern wesvirginia and all across pennsylvania. only in the 30s in new england right now. it's in the mid-50s throug southern virginia. we have a clea sky than to high pressure pushing down to the carolina border. we have tropical storm lisa just formed in the last few hours. here's bermuda. here's washington. that's going to stay in the atlantic. for us for the students waiting for buses this morning it's going to be chilly. in the 40s throughout much of the region. by non, mid-70s. by midafrnoon, 80 with bright sunshine. by midnight, it wil fall back to the low 60s. by dawn, near 60. look for bright jupiter in the sky. going to stay summer like thursday and friday. a passing shower thursday. small chance sunday and monday. how is the traffic? >> tom, unfortunately tre is
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more trouble in northern viinia. chper 4 scooted a little bit over towards i-66 with a new accident on i-66 as you approa the capitol beltway. accident vehicle on the shoulder. fire and rescue just arrived. they are taking away the left lane. that, combined with what's going on on the beltway, making for a horrible drive. pring field up to 66 and beyond over on the capital beltway. look at that. it's just not a good day. switch gears. this is one of the vehicles along 66. broken down before you get to the beltway. that's in addition to the accident. out to the rails we go. metro and vre very good options this morning. mark rail, camden 841, 18 minutes behind schedule. eun? >> jerry, thank you so much. this morning anoth break in a string of robberies that has the university of maryland community on alert. police have arrested a second
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man wanted in connection with one of thosettacks in college park. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: well, good morng. they have arrested a second individual in connection with a robbery that took place on august the 8th. but there have been several robberies in the aea in recent weeks. police are sti trying to crack those cases. this surveillance video was taken at a convenience store folwing the robbery of two people near the camp of the university of maryland. one of the victims was a student. the pictures have helped police make another arrest in the case. yesterday officers picked up 21-year-old andrew hillox. investigators say he is seen in the vid towards the back of the store wearing a blue shirt. police say the men used one of their victim's credit cards to buy items in the store. last week, police arrested another man in the case. 19-year-old chenor jah. investigators are still looking for the third suspect seen in
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the video. students at the university of maryland have received several safety alerts in recent weeks following a string of robberies. many there have been six such crimes since augt 8th. it's unclear if some of those crimes are related. the most recent robbery happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the colle park shopping center. in some of the cases, the suspects had been armed with guns. in other case, they have assaulted their victims before robbing them. and police have only made arrests in the august 8th case. they have not made any arrests or identified suspects in any of the other robberies. back to you in the studio. >> megan, thank you. 6:55. news 4 kimberly suiters has this morning's top stories. >> good morning again. a lar ton man who referees midle and high school matches is behind bars after a 3 month long investigation. the warrant charges mark bargett with 10 counts of child
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pornography. the investigation first began when fire officials discovered suspicious materials while looking into a blaze at a neighbor's home. and mise of funds claim against tea party favorite senate candidate christine o'donnell. citizens for responsibility and ethics filed a complete with the federal elections commission but o'donnell denies she used campaign funds to pay two months of her representative last year. overin afghanistan, the worst chopper crash for coalition forces has claimed the lives ine international troops. nato reports two others were injured in that crash. thetaliban is claiming responsibility. so far nato says there were no reports of enemy fire. today on capitol hill, a debate over the don't ask, don't tell policy. senate democrats attached a repeal to a military spending bill. they claims it violates civil rightsment gop candidates say lifting the ban is a time when troops are fighting two wars would undermine morale.
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as the associated press puts it, it's john mccain versus lady gaga. joe, eun, back to you. >> kimberly, thank you. let's get an update on the breaking traffic news. >> two right lanes blocked approaching i-66. and. >> and that's news 4 today. >> "today" show is next. back tomorrow morning. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins. bold. daring.
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